Richmond and Wandsworth Council has a reputation for providing high quality services to our leaseholders and tenants. Working as part of one of electrical engineers post holders that are responsible for the provision of safe, reliable and efficient electrical services to borough's residents. Duties include liaison with & monitoring of contractors to ensure their prompt attendance to breakdowns, effective repair works completed according to an agreed programme, maintenance visits and statutory inspections are conducted as specified.
Confidence in using computer systems including MS Office software are essential, as is the ability to deal sensitively with residents and their representatives with the highest standard of customer care.
Reporting to the Senior Electrical Engineers, Deputy Head of Electrical and Head of Electrical for the management and supervision of electrical installations, electrical services including Boroughwide electrical maintenance contracts and project work undertaken by the post holder. This includes fire alarms, automatic opening ventilation, CCTV, emergency lighting, lightning protection systems, integrated reception systems, digital video recorder (sheltered housing schemes), door entry systems, Sky updates, standalone aerial systems and on Community Fibre. You will carry out pre and post inspections on electrical installations and assists with Major Works projects, Regeneration projects along with providing electrical expertise to any other department. You will also ensure that the contractor provides certification for each electrical installation when required.
This new position is to support an upcoming contract for electrical testing boroughwide.
It is essential to the post that candidates have a full driving licence and will provide full use of their own car to carry out this role. Standard casual user remuneration package is in place for business mileage incurred as part of the role. Engineers are expected to carry basic tools, test equipment, tablets or laptops and small access equipment such as step ladders.
Experience in Electrical testing procedures in accordance with the 18th Edition of IET Wiring Regulations; C&G 2330, 2357, 2365 level 3 AM2 & NVQ 2356 level 3 standard or equivalent in electrical or electronic engineering or have C&G 2391, 2394 & 2395 in inspecting and testing and certification of electrical installations or relevant experience gained within the industry.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Closing Date: Sunday 28th February 2021
Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 1st March 2021
Interview Date: TBC - Interviews will take place in person in a Covid safe environment. The interviews will have two parts to them, one being the interview, the other being test that will take approximately forty-five minutes to complete each part. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the role, online interviews are not accepted.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.
Your health and wellbeing are our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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